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40 Ford Engine pics
Posted by lizardqing2 on Thursday, January 8, 2004 8:13 PM
I am wondering if any one has any links to any pics of the flat head in it's stock form. All I can find is modified ones and I just mainly am wanting to see the wiring. Thanks for any help.
Chris
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Posted by raisin27 on Thursday, January 8, 2004 8:39 PM
In the factory stock forum under the post "my 1/1 scale ford" theres a pic of the flathead engine in my 52 ford. Its not that good but maybe it will help untill I can take some better ones......Raisin
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v19/amazinraisin27/
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Posted by lizardqing2 on Thursday, January 8, 2004 10:46 PM
Thanks , I'll go have a gander at them.
Chris
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Posted by lizardqing2 on Thursday, January 8, 2004 11:12 PM
Nice looking ride. Did'nt really get a view of what I was needing. Mainly need to know where to run the plug wires to on the engine. Here's a pic of the engine so far if that can help. It's a little fuzzy but my camera hates to do close ups some days.

Chris
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Thursday, January 8, 2004 11:41 PM
hey chris, nice looking engine so far. i may be mis-taken, but i think the plugs on the flat heads came right out of the valve cover. you should be able to see those on that engine????i hope this can help you some. btw, sent some pics your way today. hope you like.Wink

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 9, 2004 7:55 AM

This is a '37. The plugs are clearly visible. The wires run to the distributor in front of the engine by going through the tube that runs along the top of the head.

There are a few more flatheads in the engines album.
SoCalCarCulture has a lot more in his flathead Fords album.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 9, 2004 10:30 AM
The distributer is the wierd looking "Ball" thing that sits on the block between the fan belts when you put that piece together. (Do you know what I mean?) This distributer was Bakelight plastic and was either brown or black. The distributer looks like this : (II)

Four wires go on each side of the ball at the top. What I mean is that the left four wires go into one big hole on the top of the left side of the ball, the right 4 wires to to the right top side of the distributer.

Like Mike Cole mentioned above, some motors had the "Wire pipe" running above the cylander heads. This was in those days when people tried to make the car motors look like works of art. Lots of wires were covered on pipes and behind metal shields. Those metal pipes go into the holes in the distributer like I mentioned above. One on the right side going to the hole in the top right side of the distributer and one on the left.

I hope SoCal's pics help out too.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 11, 2004 11:40 PM
Hi,

New around here, but if you send me your email, I can mail you some. Or if you have newsgroup access, I
just posted to alt.binaries.pictures.autos the same question, and got some great pics for my 40 ford delivery.

Tony
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Monday, January 12, 2004 3:54 AM
great pic mike, thanks for sharing.Thumbs UpThumbs Up

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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Posted by lizardqing2 on Monday, January 12, 2004 7:04 PM
Thanks for the pics Mike. Kind of thought that the four bolt looking things along the valve covers were them but wanted to make sure.

Tony- If you could send me somepics I would appreciate it. I'll drop you an email.
Chris
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Posted by scalespeedworks on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 12:11 AM
Go here and click on the "schematics" link. Enough pictures to keep you busy for a while. The wiring diagram section shows about everything you need to wire up a flathead. So stock up on different wire diameters and get to work. Big Smile

http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_home.htm
Ron http://www.scalespeedworks.com http://public.fotki.com/lauron/rons/model_cars/
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 1:03 AM
hi ron , nice site, and nice job on the 39 ford.i'd like to come check that out someday with my own eyes, since were pretty close to one another. great job. do you plan on doing one in scale???? that would look cool at a car show.Thumbs UpThumbs Up

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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Posted by lizardqing2 on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 2:41 PM
Thanks for the site Ron. Definatly will come in handy with some of the other wiring locations. Anyone have any ideas on what to use for the conduit like stuff the plug wires run in on the valve covers?
Chris
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Posted by hot ford coupe on Saturday, January 24, 2004 12:59 PM
Thanks Ron. I've been to that site many times. I also found a large number of flathead and other engine photos on www.carnut.com. Try that one. That's where I do most of my research for my '40 Ford coupes.
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